HCC now accepts Smartum Liikuntaseteli

In keeping up with other sports clubs, Helsinki Cricket Club is proud to announce that we are registered with Smartum OY as service providers, which means that our members and potential trainees have an option to pay their membership fees and training or match fees through Smartum Sports and Culture Coupons or Liikuntaseteli as it is called in Finnish.

Smartum provides a growing network of Sports and related service providers, where customers can pay with the Smartum Vouchers they receive from their Employers.

https://oma.smartum.fi/fi/venues/27828

HCC Champions 2019

HCC Champions 2019


Here we have a highlight reel from final of the Cricket Finland’s T20 Premier League Championship played between Helsinki Cricket Club and Empire CC, representing the incredible cricket season that HCC had in 2019. While our first team was crowned Champion in the One Day and T20 Premier league competition, the HCC 2nd Team fought against heavy odds and emerged victorious in the final of the Division1 T20 Club competition.

We salute the massive effort of all the players and management staff and also thank Cricket Finland for giving us a platform to shine through the well organised tournaments. Looking forward to an even more action packed season next summer as we may get a chance to represent Finland in the European Cricket League 2020. If you live in or around Helsinki, Finland, and are interested in playing cricket or train with Helsinki Cricket Club, feel free to reach out. We train every week during the winter on Wednesdays 6-7.30 at the indoor training facilities at Myllypuro Liikuntamylly, During summer months we participate in the T20 and One Day club competitions organised by the Finnish Cricket Association.

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Helsinkiläinen ”mysteerijoukkue” tekee kriketissä historiaa ja pääsee Euroopan Mestarien liigaan

CRICKET CLUB Helsinki Cricket Club (HCC) created history this summer by being the first Finnish team to ever qualify for the ECL or the Champions League of cricket.

HCC is the first Finnish team in the European Cricket League. The T20 Finnish Championship team will meet the other European league champion clubs in a May-June 2020 competition. The European Cricket League (ECL) is the “European Champions League” of cricket, played from May 31 to June 7. 2020. The tournament will be played in T10 format, with matches lasting one and a half hours. ESTABLISHED IN 1972, HCC, the oldest registered cricket club in Finland, aims to rank among the top three.

“We have been strong in the One Day format. Through hard work and continuous training, we have been able to get things rolling and, as a result, become the dominant T20 Finnish Champion, ”says HCC Chairman Zahoor Khan in the release.

HCC’s Aniketh Pusthay, Adnan Syed and Maneesh Chauhan also play for the Finnish national team.

“It is a great honor and privilege to be able to play against the best in Europe. We try to play our own game and enjoy it. Being the first Finnish team in the ECL is to our advantage, as others do not yet know us and how we play. Hopefully we can reverse the mystery team status to our advantage, ”says HCC captain Zahidullah” Niki “Kamal.

The Cricket Association is pleased with the challenges ahead for HCC.

“The fact that HCC will play in the European Cricket League next summer is a great achievement and will raise the mood and expectations among Finnish cricket fans,” says Andrew Armitage, chairman of the Finnish Cricket Association .

Taken from the following published article https://www.hs.fi/urheilu/art-2000006338319.html

T20: Helsinki CC had a fruitful outing today!

HCC A broke the 3 year jinx against SKK, beating them by 8 runs in a tightly contested game. Highlights of the game were a highly entertaining and match defining 111 runs partnership between Zahid and Aniketh which included massive sixes all around the park. SKK got off to a good start, however during the crucial part of the chase, they kept losing wickets and some tight bowling and fielding towards the end, helped Helsinki in clinching the tie.

In their second game against Tampere Eagles, HCC A marched to victory. Winning by 8 wickets.

Scorecards here:

SKK vs HCC

HCC vs Tre Eagles

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SM Viikko 2018 Schedule is out

Follow Helsinki Cricket Club as it competes in the Cricket tournament organised as part of the SM Viikko 2018 event, which shall also be televised on Yle TV. This is a T10 format competition with the qualifying rounds taking place as the Kerava National Cricket Ground as well as the newly laid synthetic wicket at Tikkurilla where the SM Viikko finals shall also take place.

Stream the Final online here :

https://areena.yle.fi/1-4435665

Follow SM Viikko at

https://www.sm-viikko.fi/

Here is the schedule of the event:

sm-viikko_2018_t10_tournament_draw_schedule

HCC victorious by huge margin in season opener

HCC played Finn-Cricket club in their season opener of SM40 division 2 competition at Kauniainen. HCC batted first and recorded a huge total of 324 for the loss of 7 wickets riding on a good opening stand by Zahoor and Vineet, and later a blistering century by debutant Khaled, supported by cameos by Kamran and Srikishan.

While Vineet scored a well paced 58 to lay a solid foundation for the innings along with Zahoor, Khaled’s innings was special as it came up in 49 deliveries and literally knocked the stuffings out of the Finn-Cricket bowling attack.

Set the daunting total, Finn-Cricket openers were cautious to start with. However after testing the outside edge of the openers a few time, HCC opening bowlers broke through the ranks with both Khaled and Affan removing a batsman each within the first 5 overs. The batting side tried to consolidate for a while with good knocks by Ganesh and Ram , however it was the persistence of the HCC bowlers and efficient field placements by our Skipper Venkat, that resulted in periodic breakthroughs and dismissals of the Finn-Cricket batsmen.

We were able to bundle them up for a meagre total of 147 runs in the 26th over, with Venkat leading from the front with 3 wickets followed by Zahoor and Akhil with 2 wickets each. Arjith, Khaled and Affan picked a wicket each.

It was a tremendous performance, both in batting and bowling. Hope the form continues throughout the season. See the scorecard here

Match Scorecard

FinnCricket Vs HCC 2

Brightening lives of Underprivileged Children

Tukiyhdistys Musessa Khairia Finland – Afghanistan ry

Musessa Khairia tarkoittaa ”hyväntekeväisyyttä”

Tervetuloa tukemaan afganistanilaisten orpojen ja köyhien lasten koulunkäyntiä!

Koulu sijaitsee Afganistanissa Nangarharin maakunnassa, Kuzkunarin ja Darai Noorin (”Valoisa laakso”) alueella. Kylän nimi on Kuzkunar Shewa. Yhdistys kerää varoja opettajien palkkaamiseen ja opetusmateriaaleihin sekä lasten ruokailuun, vaatettamiseen ja muihin hyvinvointia lisääviin asioihin. Koulun toiminta on uskonnollisesti ja poliittisesti sitoutumatonta.

Syksyllä 2017 koulussa oli 46 oppilasta ja kaksi rinnakkaisluokkaa. Ensi tavoitteena on oppia luku- ja kirjoitustaito. Iältään lapset olivat seitsemästä neljääntoista vuoteen. Tyttöjä oppilaista on seitsemän.

Yksi opettaja ja apuopettaja pyörittivät koulun toimintaa.

Yhdistyksen perustajajäsen Zohra Kuchey matkusti tammikuussa 2018 kehittämään koulun toimintaa. Kevään aikana on perustettu toinenkin luokka. Shemulin koulussa on tyttöjä 24 ja poikia 21. Yhdistyksen keräämillä varoilla on hankittu lapsille vihkot, kynät ja kirjat ja heille on tarjottu leipää, maitoa ja vihanneksia. Opetusta varten on hankittu välineistöä ja mm. iso matto, jonka päällä opiskellaan. Yhdistys maksaa palkan kahdelle opettajalle ja kahdelle apuopettajalle

Kouluun tarvitaan säännöllisesti:

  • Palkat opettajille
  • Paremmat tilat. Tällä hetkellä koulua käydään lattiatasossa, josta nousee epäterveellistä kosteutta. Myös koulupöydistä ja tuoleista on pulaa.
  • Ruokaa lapsille
  • Vaatteita kylmänä vuodenaikana
  • Koulutarvikkeita: kynää ja paperia, opetustaulu

Lisäksi hankintalistalla on videokamera toiminnan dokumentoimista varten.

Koulun ovat käynnistäneet elokuussa 2017 Zohra Kuchey ja Faiz Ali Kochi. Koulun tueksi on perustettu Suomeen uusi yhdistys nimeltä Tukiyhdistys Musessa Khairia Finland – Afghanistan ry.

Yhdistys on rekisteröity 31.10.2017 ja sen rekisterinumero on 220.438.

Yhdistys ottaa vastaan jäsenmaksuja ja kannatusmaksuja tilille FI40 5537 0120 1453 30.

Kirjoita viestikenttään: Jäsenmaksu 2017 + nimesi tai Kannatusjäsenmaksu 2017 + nimesi.

Vuosijäsenmaksu on 20 euroa. Kannatusjäsen voi valita esim. vuosimaksun 20-500 e/vuosi tai maksaa haluamansa tukimaksun kuukausittain yhdistyksen tilille. Voit liittyä yhdistyksen jäseneksi ja/ tai kannattajajäseneksi ilmoittamalla yhteystietosi sihteeri Eila Rantoselle: eila.rantonen@pp.inet.fi

Lisätietoja yhdistyksestä: Puheenjohtaja Johanna Matikainen, johanna.matikainen@redcross.fi

Kiitos tuestasi!

HCC Supports Education Initiative In Remote Afghani Village

HCC has pioneered the introduction of cricket to Finland, and we continue bringing the joy of sports to several lives through our activities. We believe that sports and education are instruments for bringing social change and betterment of lives.

Going by this guiding principle, we are proud to announce that HCC has joined hands with ”Tukiyhdistys Musessa Khairia Finland-Afghanistan Ry’‘ to support in providing education by running a school for the orphans and poor kids in Afghanistan.

The school is located in a village called Kuzkunar Shewa in Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. It comprises of 2 teachers, 2 classes and 46 pupils.

This shows that by loving and playing cricket one can also help the underprivileged children.

We wish we can also inspire other Clubs to support good initiatives that strive for betterment of society and lives of people, that go beyond boundaries and ethnicity.

Join the movement with us and make a difference!!

More information about the organisation here